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Georgetown University (Biology and Math)
Johns Hopkins (Chemistry) (Master's)
Johns Hopkins (Chemical Biology) (PhD)
I'm a graduate student in Biochemistry. I've been tutoring high school and college students for the past 5 years, in all variety of math and science subjects. For math, I've successfully tutored students in everything from Algebra I to Calculus I, II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. For math majors looking for extra help, advanced math is also one of my specialties!
One of my great strengths is helping college students with difficult science classes, especially Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, and all varieties of the biological sciences. College students studying advanced science--I'm the tutor for you.
I've also helped high school students achieve success in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, at all levels - from regular track to 4's and 5's on the AP exams. I do a lot of SAT and PSAT prep work, and I work individually with each student to identify their problem areas and to address their specific needs.
I enjoy working with students and find great pleasure in seeing my students succeed. I'm patient and am skilled at explaining ideas and concepts in multiple ways to accommodate the needs of the students. I have a laid back demeanor, and I try to make studying science and math stress-free and enjoyable. I will always answer your calls and texts, and I'm great at responding to emergency "My problem set is due tomorrow?!?!" or "I have a test when?!" situations.
I'm always happy to provide references from the parents of previous students if you'd like them.
If you have any questions at all, or are interested in working with me, please don't hesitate to email! I'm a graduate student in Biochemistry. I've been tutoring high school and college students for the past 5 years, in all variety of math and science subjects. For math,… Read more
$50 is my default rate for in-person lessons. I'm always happy to negotiate my rate. I offer discounts for online tutoring and small group lessons. If you have a question, please ask!
Cara Marie ("CM") is a very good tutor. She has a low-key, laid-back style that I initially wondered about -- not sure how effective she'd be with my son. But, any doubts quickly evaporated as I got to know her and saw the results she's produced.
My son is getting help with Calculus AB and CM took time even before her first lesson to find out specifically what he wanted help with and brought along some relevant materials. She is very technically knowledgeable and also possesses a talent for explaining herself clearly in just the right way to make complex concepts intuitive to the student.
Not only has CM helped my son raise his grades, she's raised his self-confidence. He’s more self-assured in his mastery of math and his ability to succeed when challenged by difficult material. CM has become more than a tutor to us. She’s a trusted mentor who we hope can also find time to help our son with the challenging bio and chemistry work in his academic future.
Cara is prepared, thorough, patient and focused. I feel very lucky to have found her for my 15 year old son who said he has learned more from her these last few days than he did all year in school.
Cara Marie is very patient and helpful. She comes to her lessons prepared at all times. And having her as a teacher is a decision I will never regret.
My daughter is struggling with Algebra 2 and met with Cara Marie on one occasion and had a phone tutoring session on another. My daughter finds Cara Marie very easy to work with and patient. She is very thorough and makes sure my daughter understands the concept before she moves on. She was unable to meet with us for a tutor session but made arrangements to talk with her over the phone. It was actually a huge help and my daughter is feeling more confident in this class knowing that her tutor is available to help her. We look forward to more tutor sessions and appreciate how much Cara Marie has helped my daughter so far.
Cara Marie M. seemed wonderful our first session. Over the next month she was late, cancelled and didn't show up for scheduled sessions.
This was unfortunately during a time of a medical emergency that lasted for approximately 3 weeks. I apologize to Susan for the inconsistency, and assure future clients that this was an outlier. If you're ever unhappy with a lesson, it's free.
Cara was fast to reply every time we had a question. Cara was friendly, and patient when she met with my daughter. My daughter has more confidence in taking her ACT test and it is all because Cara has helped her.
She is the best tutor I have ever had. She is really patient and accommodating. She always find time to fit in a session regardless of her busy schedule and she really knows her stuff!! Like she REEEEAAALLLLYYY knows her stuff!! I would recommend her to anybody! She definitely saved my life in Organic Chemistry.
Cara has been a lifesaver. She is very patient and will go over material until you understand it. Cara is very knowledgeable and can show you different ways to tackle a problem. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help in math.
There are many individuals who have great credentials and really know their areas of studies. However, there are very few people who not only know their content areas, but are outstanding at translating the information!!! Cara is an absolute chemistry Goddess!! She uses simple to understand language to make subjects like biochemistry actually make sense. She waves her magic wand and in her unassuming, judgement-free style, she clarifies very complex concepts. She also takes into account your personal goals and "packages" the information according to what you NEED to know and what you WANT to know. Time spent with her is very efficient and valuable use of time. She also is very responsible, punctual, and committed. She is VERY GENUINELY invested in your success. I was definitely on my way to failing biochemistry and I ended up with a B! She is my superhero!
Tutor was well organized and knew the material quite well had a plan from the get go and multiple resources. I was very pleased with my first class!!
Cara Marie was absolutely wonderful! I didn't have access to a car and she was always willing to come to me at home or at work. She went above and beyond and was even willing to check homework and check lab write ups via email outside of our tutoring session. She was great at showing me the tricks and shortcuts and also was good about breaking down the harder concepts! Organic chemistry would have been a nightmare without her!!
Cara Marie was an amazing resource during my college application process! She read over my application essays and provided helpful critique to develop my ideas to their fullest potential.
CM is wonderful. My son is very comfortable with her teaching style and he is able to understand the material much better after she has helped him. She is totally flexible and accommodating to my son's busy schedule. So glad we found her. She's great!
Cara Marie knows her subject well and has been able to give my daughter the extra help she needs to grasp math concepts and to boost her confidence in her mathematical abilities. Cara Marie has been flexible with her schedule and tries as best she can to assist when math emergencies arise. She is a well qualified and caring tutor.
She's an awesome tutor! She makes sure that I understand and reviews if I don't. Also provides a lot of supplement help.
She is a great tutor. Explains everything very clear. She responses to emails and calls. She also sends you additional information about the topics that you are learning.
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I've worked with multiple students on all aspects of ACT prep, but I specialize in the math section.
I review each of the critical topics covered by the ACT math section and give students as many practice problems as they would like! I also make sure that students know how to think critically about each question while maintaining good test-taking time management.
I've worked with multiple students on all aspects of ACT prep. For science, I spend a lot of time teaching students how to analyze the data on the ACT science section and how to think critically about the data while maintaining good test-taking time management.
For math, I review each of the critical topics covered by the ACT math section and give students as many practice problems as they would like!
For reading, I teach students the tricks of the trade, and make sure they understand what TYPES of questions the ACT asks and how what aspects of the passage to focus on while reading.
I routinely work with high school students taking Algebra II. I do my best to make algebra fun and non-threatening. I try to present the material in a manner that is understandable. I'm very patient - if a student doesn't understand one way that I explain material, I'll find another. We'll work problems together and go through each concept step-by-step.
Biochemistry is my specialty. I'm finishing my PhD in biochemistry, and I've well-versed and trained in the subject. I take great pride in my ability to break down very difficult biochemical concepts into manageable material. With biochemistry students, my job is to take the extraordinary amount of detail professors throw at you, and turn it into an understandable package of material. I am great at working with concepts, but I also can help you work through your problem sets, even difficult ones. I'm not intimidated by even the most difficult problem set! My goal is to make biochemistry a fun and enjoyable experience.
For more info on how I approach biochemistry, see Oly's feedback on my feedback page.
Calculus is one of my specialties. As silly as it sounds, I really enjoyed taking calculus in high school and college. I love tutoring it now. I routinely work with high school students taking Calculus AB and BC and college students taking Calculus I, II and higher calculus classes, including Multivariable Calculus and Analytic Calculus (proof-based calculus for math majors). Last year, I worked with 5 AB and 2 BC Calculus students and 4 college calculus students.
I try to make calculus fun and non-threatening, and try to present the material in a manner that is understandable. I'm also patient - if a student doesn't understand one way that I explain material, I'll find another. We'll work problems together, and go through each concept step-by-step.
For student feedback on my calculus tutoring, please see Jay C's response on my feedback page.
Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. I've worked with high school chemistry students on a variety of levels (standard chemistry, honors chemistry and AP chemistry), and for college students, I can help with General Chemistry, and any upper level Chemistry class, including Organic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry.
As a biology major and as a biochemist, I've taken formal courses in Genetics at both the undergrad and graduate level. I've TAed undergraduate genetics and I've successfully tutored undergrad genetics multiple times. Check out my genetics "Answers" on the WyzAnt Answers page!
I majored in math, and my favorite class by far was linear algebra. I was a teaching assistant for a linear algebra class, and have done private tutoring with a linear algebra student. I have experience with matrix addition and multiplication, matrix inversion, and finding determinants, and proofs with linear algebra theorems. I am also skilled with eigenvalues, eigenvectors and eigenspaces.
I have taught, in a classroom setting, almost all of the math and science classes that are covered by the MCAT - General Biology I and II, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II and Physics.
I've been tutoring MCAT students for the past 4 years, with great success, especially in the physical science portion and the biological sciences portion of the test.
Organic chemistry is another one of my specialties. I was an organic chemistry teaching assistant (which included one hour per week of teaching it in a classroom to college undergraduates) twice in the past three years. I'm skilled with both organic chemistry 1 and 2.
I take great pride in my ability to break down very difficult organic reactions into the basic concepts. With organic students, I try to take all of the reactions, and abstract the general principles so that students can understand any reaction they're given. Organic chemistry does not have to be awful! My goal is to make it a fun and enjoyable experience.
For more info on how I approach organic chemistry, see Kim's feedback on my feedback page.
I've helped many high school (regular track and AP Physics) and college students (Physics I and II) through their problems with physics. I'm very well versed in both algebra-based and calculus-based physics, and being a math major, I'm not afraid to help you tackle difficult problems!
I was a competitive swimmer for 16 years, swimming on a team from the age of 6 all the way through 4 years of NCAA in college. I coached with an age group swim team during the my summers in college, and have experience teaching both beginning swimming to children who have never swam before, and more advanced technique to swimmers who know the basics of stroke mechanics.
I have worked with multiple TEAS students, all with great success. I'm great at explaining the basic concepts of the test in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp the concepts. I can help with all aspects of the test - the math, English, science and reading.
I have a lot of experience working on papers with students. I can help students with conceptualizing arguments, structuring their papers, editing and proofreading.
I absolutely love helping students with their college application essays. I help you rbing out your creativity, I'll go through multiple drafts with you and I'll help ensure that they're perfect before you turn them in to your colleges of choice.
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